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State Forests: The Changes, The Impacts

“Pennsylvania Forests: Two Hundred Years of Changes” is the topic of an upcoming Pennsylvania College of Technology Professional Development Colloquium. Jim Nelson, former director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, will offer a slide presentation and discussion on the topic, Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m., in the College’s Professional Development Center .

The event is free of charge and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

With more than 41 years of service in the state forestry bureau and a degree in forestry from Penn State, Nelson is well-prepared to discuss how Pennsylvania forests have changed over the last 200 years. Nelson says forests and wood-related industries used to have a more obvious economic impact in the state years ago, however, today the forests continue to have a significant impact on businesses, ecology and local economies.

For more information on this Penn College Professional Development Colloquium, call (570) 320-8036.

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